Model release in travel photography
Photography

Model release in travel photography

While most commercial photographers know about copyright laws and the use of a model for their images, it seems the answer isn’t so clear when it comes to Travel Photography. So if you’re travelling the world with your camera, what laws apply – for you and for your subject? You might need to consider what it means… taking photos of people in a foreign country, photos that you may one day print, sell or publish. What is the current law around model releases? I am not here to explain the law to you. (Sorry!) Because there are already plenty of resources to explain that in detail. I am here to discuss how can we practically make use of what we theoretically know. Let’s start with the basics. There is a great article on the Improve Your Photography website , which explains when we do and don’t need a model release. Basically, model releases have nothing to do with your legal right to take a photo. They deal only with the publishing of that photo. Meaning you can take photos of anyone without having to worry. You don’t need a model release when selling an image, either – because it […]

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